[ren-wahr, ren-wahr; French ruh-nwar]
- Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1894–1979, French film director and writer.
- his fatherPierre Au·guste [pyer oh-gyst] /pyɛr oʊˈgüst/, 1841–1919, French painter.
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Picasso's a genius, Matisse is great and Renoir has fabulous moments (if not in the mass of pink nudes at the Barnes).An Einstein Eye
May 18, 2012
He also served as the pipeline between the moneyed class and a variety of Impressionists: Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat.Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Rich Wife
May 26, 2011
We first met at her Georgetown mansion, filled with stunning Impressionist art: Renoir, Picasso, Degas.Where I Found Elizabeth Taylor's Diamond Earring
March 24, 2011
They create a world equal to the worlds of Renoir or Hitchcock or Fellini.Frederick Wiseman's Best Scenes
November 22, 2009
Miller is emotionally thrilled by Renoir but he is never quite swept.Adventures in the Arts
Where a form is full, there Renoir contrives to have a light fall.
These were the qualities which Renoir was to develop to so superlative a degree.
In the later canvas, Renoir is less preoccupied with details.
Renoir is the most lyrical, the most musical, the most subtle of the masters of this art.The French Impressionists (1860-1900)
- Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1894–1979, French film director: his films include La grande illusion (1937), La règle du jeu (1939), and Diary of a Chambermaid (1945)
- his father, Pierre Auguste (pjɛr oɡyst). 1841–1919, French painter. One of the initiators of impressionism, he broke away from the movement with his later paintings, esp his many nude studies, which are more formal compositions